Interesting numbers, but we still doubt Mourinho would swap his midfield star for the Arsenal youngster.
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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been one of the driving forces behind his side’s strong Premier League title bid this season.
Many fans see the Serbian dominator as the best midfielder in England right now, but some shocking statistics show that perhaps there is someone better… Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin!
Coquelin has only made six Premier League appearances this season, but his stats per game compare very impressively against Matic’s.
Figures courtesy of Squawka.
Games played: Matic 6 – 20 Coquelin
Minutes played: Matic 299 – 1800 Coquelin
Tackles won per game: Matic 2.90 – 3.91 Coquelin
Aerial duels won per game: Matic 1.55 -3.61 Coquelin
Percentage of total aerial duels won: Matic 48.54% -58.49% Coquelin
Interceptions per game: Matic 2.20 – 3.31 Coquelin
Clearances per game: Matic 3.10 – 3.31 Coquelin
Blocks per game: Matic 0.20 – 0.30 Coquelin